Maybe that is because beer and boardgames is taboo in my family? 😉
If you are really interested in getting woman to play:
1. Don’t pick your close family
2. Don’t be a poor sport
3. Don’t bother with girls (›18)
4. Don’t take forever playing
5. Be enthusiastic
I know this all might sound a bit weird and arbitrary, but trust me. I even used my sweetheart as a test subject.
I found that the ideal woman to target is the competitive ping-pong/video gamer who is experienced with life but still youthful. No girly girls or feminists please–they are not sportsmanlike and tend to pretend that they are overwhelmed. You want quiet woman that know how to make you shake without saying anything.