The BEST Episodes of King of the Nerds

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Dec 2, 2020

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Hosted by Robert Carradine and Curtis Armstrong, King of the Nerds is the ultimate nerd-off. The series will follow eleven fierce competitors from across the nerd spectrum as they set out to win $100,000 and be crowned the greatest nerd of them all. King of the Nerds will take the glory of geekdom to a whole new level as the eleven competitors live together in "Nerdvana." Each week, they must face challenges that will test their intellect, ingenuity, skills and pop culture prowess. In each episode, the nerds will first compete as teams and then as individuals, facing challenges that range from live gaming to a dance-off to life-sized chess. One competitor will be eliminated each week until one nerd stands alone as the ultimate champion off all things nerdy.

Judgment Day

#1 - Judgment Day

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 23, 2015

Twelve nerds arrive to compete and plunge into the realms of steampunk and anime in the Season 3 opener.

star 7.41
22 votes
Welcome to the Nerdvana

#2 - Welcome to the Nerdvana

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 17, 2013

Hosted by Robert Carradine and Curtis Armstrong, King of the Nerds is the ultimate nerd-off. The series will follow eleven fierce competitors from across the nerd spectrum as they set out to win $100,000 and be crowned the greatest nerd of them all.

star 7.40
265 votes
Angry Nerds

#3 - Angry Nerds

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Mar 6, 2014

The nerds participate in a live-action video racing game. Also: Two friends reluctantly square off in a game of Angry Nerds.

star 6.46
137 votes
The Nerdtastic Finale

#4 - The Nerdtastic Finale

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Mar 13, 2015

Having survived plenty of nerdy challenges, a king or queen is crowned.

star 6.45
101 votes
Games Without Frontiers

#5 - Games Without Frontiers

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 31, 2013

A nerd gains respect due to his unforeseen gaming skills; and backstabbing impacts Team Orange.

star 6.36
158 votes
Weird...Science?

#6 - Weird...Science?

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 30, 2014

The nerds put their knowledge of science to the test; the game intensifies with guest judges and explosive experiments.

star 6.20
153 votes
Enginerds

#7 - Enginerds

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Feb 28, 2013

The laws of physics - as well as some broken glass - decide which nerd is safe from exile in this week's Nerd War, and it comes as a surprise to all. To determine the final four contestants, one last nerd-Off tests the nerds and the structural integrity of their engineering wonders.

star 6.18
125 votes
In Search of a King

#8 - In Search of a King

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 23, 2014

A new set of Nerds settle into Nerdvana to compete for $100,000 and being crowned King Of The Nerds.

star 6.18
157 votes
Trek Wars

#9 - Trek Wars

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 20, 2014

The contestants debate an age-old question, and one nerd's big revelation comes into play. The guest judges are Kumail Nanjiani and Billy Dee Williams.

star 6.16
140 votes
Nerds to the Rescue

#10 - Nerds to the Rescue

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 27, 2014

Navigating a laser maze to save guest star George Takei; unfamiliar territory leads to a fight for survival.

star 6.12
138 votes
To LARP or Not to LARP

#11 - To LARP or Not to LARP

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Feb 6, 2014

Live-action role playing challenges the nerds, and one contestant's antics begin splintering a team. The guest judges are Kevin Sorbo, Jon Heder and Yaya Han.

star 5.96
141 votes
Ready, Set, Robot Dodgeball

#12 - Ready, Set, Robot Dodgeball

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Feb 13, 2014

The teams build robots to compete in "robot dodgeball." Also: An alliance cracks during a challenge featuring zombies. Appearing: Matt Winston and Al Kaplon.

star 5.88
105 votes
Invasion of the Nerd Snatchers

#13 - Invasion of the Nerd Snatchers

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Mar 6, 2015

The remaining nerds tangle with an alien queen in a double-elimination installment.

star 5.57
92 votes
Nuclear Nerd Games

#14 - Nuclear Nerd Games

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 20, 2015

Nerds go off the rails and when Rachelle offers herself as tribute the Secret Six implodes; one nerd is unable to survive the fallout of the Nerd Off.

star 5.44
86 votes
High IQ's

#15 - High IQ's

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 14, 2013

The nerds' intelligence, teamwork and athleticism are tested. Also: Close friends are challenged in a bittersweet showdown.

star 5.40
121 votes
Imaginary Realms

#16 - Imaginary Realms

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 24, 2013

A fantasy-theme role-playing challenge tests the nerds. George Takei, Adam Busch and Yaya Han are the guest judges.

star 5.39
126 votes
And Now for Something Different

#17 - And Now for Something Different

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 30, 2015

Cosplayer Ya Ya Han returns to judge with actress Tara Strong; one team gets tossed into Mount Doom; alliances form and a Nerd Off with some Knights.

star 5.29
82 votes
Do They Choose Wisely ... or Poorly?

#18 - Do They Choose Wisely ... or Poorly?

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Feb 13, 2015

Nerd Anthem is back and the secret alliance's survival is at stake; one nerd gets into a fight with guest judge Moby and things get awkward.

star 5.27
85 votes
Murder at Nerdvana?!

#19 - Murder at Nerdvana?!

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 27, 2015

The nerds must solve what monster is behind Pom Pom Kitty's disappearance; a master strategist struggles with loyalty; the teams are disbanded and must continue alone.

star 5.23
82 votes
The Gods Are Angry

#20 - The Gods Are Angry

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Feb 6, 2015

When the nerds travel back in time one nerd reveals a barbaric side; a dark cloud threatens Nerdvana's party attitude.

star 5.22
82 votes
Crowning the King

#21 - Crowning the King

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Mar 13, 2014

The banished nerds return; the final two battle in a gauntlet of nerdy games; the new King of the Nerds will be crowned.

star 4.97
72 votes
Supernerds

#22 - Supernerds

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Feb 7, 2013

A grueling Nerd War superhero debate leads to a controversial call by a panel of guest judges. Then the Nerd-Off is all about superhero trivia, forcing the self-proclaimed superhero expert to prove herself or get left in the rubble.

star 4.63
123 votes
Nerdy Dancing

#23 - Nerdy Dancing

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 21, 2013

During this episode's Nerd War, Team Orange and Team Blue get nerdy with their bad selves in the world's first Nerd Anthem competition. Then, two nerds show off some serious dancing moves as they go head-to-head in the Nerd-Off.

star 4.21
94 votes
The King Is Crowned

#24 - The King Is Crowned

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Mar 7, 2013

While attempting to navigate the Maze of Terror, one nerd's stay at Nerdvana comes to a dead end. Then the tension and trivia-filled Nerd Bowl whittles the competition down to the final two contestants, who must face one final twist to determine who will be crowned "King of the Nerds."

star 3.85
88 votes