Jenga, in my impression, is most commonly interpreted as a competitive game, where the person who topples the tower is the loser.
However, one can make the argument that it can be seen as a cooperative game, and the common goal is to make the highest tower possible.
The distinction has a radical impact on the way the game is played.
If the game is cooperative, players are incentivised to take and place bricks in a manner that makes it as easy as possible for the other players.
On the other hand, if the game is competitive, players are incentivised to make the tower as gnarly and difficult for the other players (eg by twisting the top half of the tower when removing the a brick).
Are there any Jenga competitions that shed light on how the game is played in this respect?